Posted: January 3rd, 2023

1962 – BETTY LEE SURINA – 2022 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Betty Lee on December 29th, 2022 at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. Her loving family was at her side. She is survived by her precious mother, Katherine; her twin sister, Debbie; her wonderful brother-in-law, Lyle Eskestrand; her special nephew, Koby; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends Betty loved you all. She was predeceased by her dear father, Arnie and her nephew, Connor. Betty Lee was born on August 7th, 1962 at the Medicine Hat Hospital. She made a grand entrance weighing only 1 pound and 7.5 ounces. She grew up in Hilda, AB and graduated from Medicine Hat High School. Following that, she enrolled in computer courses and became a meticulous and skilled engraver. She was a dedicated volunteer at several organizations such as MADD and Unisphere. Betty’s passions included reading, music, artwork, as well as reality and Christian television programs. She had a special love for seahorses and a vast collection of everything involving them. She really enjoyed family game nights, baking contests, and watching the “Home Alone” movies over and over with her beloved nephew, Koby. We wish to thank Dr. Jeff Bratvold who was there for our every need. We appreciated you more than words can say. We extend our gratitude to the many medical staff, physicians nurses, paramedics, and health care workers who provided such wonderful care to Betty Lee and her family. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5, on Thursday, January 5th, 2023, at 1:00 pm with Pastor Roland Weisbrot officiating. If unable to attend, family and friends are welcome to participate via livestream by logging on to and joining the live webcast on Betty Lee’s memorial page at the above date and time. A virtual guest book is available on the livestream page for those participating remotely Interment will follow at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, and in honour of Betty’s memory, donations may be made to the Victory Lutheran Church, 2793 Southview Dr SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1B 2H1 or the Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation, 666 – 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4H6. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Betty Lee Surina. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

“The Chapel in the Park
#1 Dunmore Road SE,
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5
Locally owned and directed
CGR Holdings Ltd.

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  1. Carol Walker-Davick says:

    My deepest sympathy to the family of Betty. I remember when she was born and how tiny she was. God bless you all.

    Carol Walker-Davick (daughter of Elvin and Mary Walker, formerly of Hilda, AB

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